Moving out of your current home and into a new one can be both exciting and stressful. Thankfully, there are many ways of mitigating that stress and making the moving process much easier and more enjoyable. For your convenience, we have gathered five low-stress moving tips, many of which can be implemented with no cost at all.
Create yourself a Detailed Moving Checklists
Checklists are key to staying organized and managing tasks during your move. Some use checklists to create an inventory of everything needing to be moved, which can help track progress along the way. You could also have one checklist for high-priority tasks, such as calling to have your utilities hooked up at your new place or getting your children enrolled at a new school.
It is good to have a checklist for smaller tasks, as they’re more likely to slip your mind. This may include donating belongings you don’t want to take with you or submitting a change of address form to your post office.
Gradually Packing Ahead of Time
Saving all your packing for the last couple of days of your move is a recipe for chaos. Gradually packing a few weeks ahead of time will go a long way in keeping your move low-stress and straightforward. You can start by packing up belongings you don’t mind being without for a few weeks, such as off-season clothing, books, and decor.
Ask your Friends for Help
Moving is so much harder when you try to go it alone. Asking a few friends to help you on the big day will make things much easier, faster, and more fun. It’s also pretty essential if you need to move large pieces of furniture. If you feel guilty asking for help, remember that you’ll probably have the opportunity to return the favour someday. You can also pick up a pizza for after the move or for when everyone takes a well-deserved break!
Hiring a Professional Moving Company
If you cannot get a small group of friends together for the move, there is an alternative that will make things even easier for you. Hiring a moving company is one of our less affordable moving tips, but it’s really fantastic to have if you can fit it into your budget.
A professional moving company can safely and efficiently pack and transport your belongings, whether you live in a waterfront cottage in the middle of nowhere or a condo in the city. They can also unpack at your new place, taking a huge weight off your shoulders from the beginning of the move to the very end.
Contact an Experienced Real Estate Agent
Having a real estate agent on your side is essential to keeping your move relatively stress-free, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. A REALTOR® knows about all the ins and outs of moving and can help keep you informed throughout the process.
They can also take care of most of the paperwork, which frees you up to focus on your other tasks, such as packing, switching over your address, and saying goodbye to your community.
Employing just a few of these tips will go a long way in helping you manage moving stress. However, the most important step is working with professional real estate agents who can care for the paperwork and all the little details for you.
Hiring REALTORS® You Can Rely On
At Meadowtowne Realty, we have a team of highly experienced real estate agents ready to help you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at your earliest convenience.